Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sign And Instrument Of Unity



The Holy Family of Nazareth is truly the "prototype" of every Christian family which, united in the Sacrament of Marriage and nourished by the Word and the Eucharist, is called to carry out the wonderful vocation and mission of being the living cell not only of society but also of the Church, a sign and instrument of unity for the entire human race.
~Pope Benedict XVI

2 comments:

wheat4paradise said...

Just this morning I read that Elton John and his "partner" are adopting a child conceived by a surrogate mother. The other day, Joe Biden (our nominally Catholic vice-president) said that the legalization of "gay marriage" is inevitable. Signs of darkness and chaos. Thanks be to God for Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI.

David

Karinann said...

I read these very disheartening and troubling (to put it mildly) stories as well, David. I just finished reading your post on Pope Benedict's words on the ensuing darkness and chaos in this world.
I join you in thanking God for our Holy Father. May he continue to lead us through the darkness and chaos so that we may arrive safely at our heavenly home.

Closing Prayer

Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King

My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.

Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.

Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.